Highland Lass is a simple scarf with a delicate, but bold lace edge. It was designed as a Christmas present for my
significant other’s grandmother.
A war bride from Scotland, she came to Canada more than 60 years ago, but still clings proud to her Scottish roots.
When I found this stitch pattern in my stitch dictionary, it reminded me of her description of Greenock and the Clyde, where she grew up. The mottled colours of the yarn, combined with the rolling waves in the lace make me think of rocky shores and fantastical tide pools, and hint at mysteries beneath the depths of murky waters.
The finished scarf, knit in a merino/silk blend, is at once beautiful but strong. Fearless and graceful - like a true